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EUHead Slovenia PM Jansa: Nothing stops Dialogue as EU Changes =>Bridge Difference by Common Ground

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martedì, 06 luglio 2021

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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- A Dynamic Plaidoyerie for Pluralist Dialogue in a Democratic Europe, between All Different Political Views, particularly via the Conference on Europe's Future, But Also a Firm Commitment to Bridge Differencies by Finding Common Grounds, was Highlighted at the Press Conference of the InComing EU President-in-office, Slovenia's Prime Minister Janez Jansa, following his Speech on the Priorities of the Sloveninian Presidency's Programme for July - December 2021, earlier at the Plenary of EU Parliament in Strasbourg, in a Debate with MEPs Together with EU Parliament's and EU Commission's Presidents David Sassoli and Ursula Von der Leyen, respectively.

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 Jansa has Already met with "Eurofora"'s co-Founder as Early as since the 1st Slovenian Presidency of the EU,  back on 2008, together with then Foreign Minister Janez Lenarcic, (Nowadays EU Commissioner on Crisis 2019-2024), and, Afterwards, Many Times during EU Brussels' Summits, (See, f.ex.: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/eustrategyongreeceshengenmediterranean.html, etc), as well as in the 2018 EU Summit in Salzburg, Austria (See relevant Photo, Infra), etc. Moreover, Jansa's former Communications' Director, and later Head Spokesman for that 1st EU Slovenian Presidency, Anje Logar, gave Exclusive Statements to "Eurofora" Published on 1/2008, before becoming the Current Slovenia's Foreign Minister for its 2021 EU Presidency nowadays. (See 2 Publications, then at "The Cyprus Weekly", attached herewith). Both had Spoken, then, about Turkey's long due Obligations to Respect EU Basic Principles on Cyprus, which is, Also Nowadays, a Topical Issue during this 2021 Summer, Still Pending more than 13 Years Later !...                 

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- "All Political Views", expressed by Various Groups and MEPs, "are Legitimate and Equal", Because "they are Part of a Democratic Process through which MEPs were Elected to EU Parliament", Jansa stressed from the outset in the Plenary.

- Indeed, "Everything you (MEPs) have said here, is Part of a Debate that is Necessary for me, Even if we doN't Agree" on several points, he realisticaly added.

=> Therefore, "we want All Voices to be heard in the debate on the Future of Europe", Because it's "only on this basis will we be able to find Common Ground Ahead", Jansa pointed out.

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- "Differencies between the East and the West" (as a collegue Journalist had evoked, in the Press Conference), "are Objective and Clear Issues here", he Acknowledged.

- In Fact, "there was Not enough Respect for Cultural Differencies, and this Resulted in Lack of Political Consensus", the Incoming EU President-in-office observed. (Apparently pointing Mainly at some BioEthical Issues, such as, f.ex., Homosexual Propaganda vis a vis UnderAge Children, etc., Obviously Exploited Recently by certain Shady Technocratic Lobbies in order to Push Towards Artificial Fabrications of Babies in Labos, at a Moment When Genetic Manipulation Technologies, including those Heritable to All Future Generations, have provoked Serious Dangers for all Humankind, as, f.ex. in Hungary, Supported by Poland and Slovenia, but also in Russia, etc.By the way, Hungary is Currently President-in-office of CoE's PanEuropean Organisation for Human Rights, Rule of Law, and Democracy, from May to November 2021)...

+ At one of such cases, f.ex. in a Recent Meeting of the "Libe. Committee" of EU Parliament, "I Participated" personaly, "Together with the (Slovenian) Minister of Culture", Jansa described. - "Unfortunately, it was Only a Video-Conference, and there were some Technical Problems which let No Debate to Start", and "I Protested". But, "the Chair Switched Off my Microphone !", he Denounced, (on a Committee whose Chair is Juan López  Aguilar, a Spanish "Socialist")...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     - However, "All Political Parties in the EU Parliament are Equaly Legitimate, and Represent the People", he admitted, Despite "Great and Clear Differencies in Opinion".

+ Meanwhile, "Now, with the Conference on the Future of Europe" (See, f.ex. : ..., etc), "We (EU) have to Open Spaces for Different Opinions, and, at the End, Find Common Grounds", Jansa urged. Because, "If we Exclude, from the Beginning, it will Not lead to Positive Results", he Warned.

=> So, "on Early September, at least one Panel will have Discussions on Different Ideas. This will be the Beginning of a very Frank Dialogue between Various Political Forces" , Jansa announced Today.

>>> And "this Will Continue in the Future", because "Progress canNot be stoped !", he Vowed.

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[Jansa with EPP SG Isturiz, pose for "Eurofora" at Salzburg (Austria) 2018 Summit]

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- Meanwhile, he Skiped another Question, about his Party's continued Participation to mainstream "EPP", Mainstream ChristianDemocrat Party, of the Center-Right : -"Today, we are Not Dealing with Memberships in Political Parties", he avoided to discuss now. -"There is an EPP Congress on Autumn" 2021. But, "Now we are Focused on Priorities/Challenges that we have just Highlighted" for the Slovenian EU Presidency : I.e. : Resilience and Economic ReVival, as well as the Conference on Europe's Future, added to 2 Summits on Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership.

++ Moreover, "the EU Political Arena is Changing". So that, "the Next Term of EU Parliament Will be Different !", the Experienced, 3 Times Prime Minister, and 2 Times EU President-in-office, Prognosticated in fine.(Jansa, normaly, should have been Also a 4rth Time Prime Minister, after he Won the 2018 Election [See: http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/jansawinssloveniaelection.html, etc], But Slander from Opposants Scandalously Went Against People's Democratic Choice, then !)

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 => But, "Slovenia Joined a United Europe in order to Be Part of it, Not to Split !", he Also stressed.


- "For the Rest, according Lisbon Treaty, We (All EU Member States) have Same Values, and there is an Independent Body where, those who wish, can initiate Proceedings, and it can find who is right and who is wrong. That's how I understand Rule of Law".


>>> At any case, "Slovenia is a Connecting entity : We are located at the Borders Between the East and the West, a Crossing Point between the Mediterranean and the Center-North, and shall do our best to Bridge Differencies by Finding Common Denominators", Jansa vowed.

 

 

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    The recent paradox of freezing EU Talks with front-runner Croatia, while continuing controversial EU - Turkey talks, despite Zagreb's acceptance of Refugees' Human Rights to return, that Ankara refuses fex. in Cyprus, while both have "Good Neighborhood" problems vis a vis Slovenia, or Greece, Cyprus and Armenia respectively, can it be justified by the non-fullfilment of EU criteria, as Slovenia says, or, is it "Double Standards" ?    

The question became unavoidable after statements by Presidents of Slovenia and Croatia, Tuerk and Mesic, respectively, to "EuroFora", exclusively or among Strasbourg's journalists this week at the CoE, on the sidelines of its 2009 Summer University for Political Schools, which topically brought them together as successive key-note speakers.


    Comming only a few Months before EU checks Turkey's compliance to its commitments on Cyprus, etc., scheduled for December 2009, this obviously has a special importance for the coherence of EU Enlargement's principles.

     Suspension of EU Negotiations is a normal consequence in case of a Candidate Country's failure to fullfil EU Conditions, such as "Good Neighborhood relations", stressed at first Slovenian President Danilo Tuerk, current CoE's chair.

    But, regarding EU's Criteria,  there shouldn't be any "Double Standards",  reacted Croatian President Stjepan Mesic, commenting the fact that Turkey's controversial EU negotiations continue, while they were recently "freezed" in the case of Croatia, an "unquestionably European Country", which oficially accepts to respect Refugees Human Rights, contrary to Ankara's notorious refusals or reluctance.                                       

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           - "EU itself has set as a Criterium (for EU Enlargement) the "Good Neighborhood relations",  and their absence justifies the "Suspension" EU Negotiations, (f.ex. with Croatia), because of a Border dispute affecting the territorial integrity of an EU Member Country, stressed Slovenian President, Danilo Tuerk, CoE's Chairman in office (May - November 2009), speaking to Journalists in Strasbourg including "EuroFora".    

Questioned earlier what "consequences on EU's Enlargement policy" can have the "Ban on EU Membership Negotiations", imposed to Croatia, Tuerk replied that "this question comes down to the fulfillement of (EU) Criteria for membership. One has to look at each Candidate Country ., from the point of view whether it fullfils the Criteria that EU has set. One of them are Good Neighborhood Relations, I'd like to remind. And also, there are other factors, such as Justice, Home affairs, Rule of Law, and others".


    - "Now, ..Candidate Countries are at Different Levels of fulfillement of Criteria", he observed.

    - " Croatia is obviously the closest to that. I'm rather optimistic : I think that in the coming Months we'll have an opportunity to look at all these issues constructively and hopefully we'll be able to make progress". "My main concern, at this point, is the situation in Bosnia : We haven't seen enough progres domesticaly. We haven't seen enough during ..political parties within their country.We need a New Energy, a new energetic move towards the Candidature for EU membership. "Other (Western Balkan) Countries (Serbia, Montenegro, FYROM, Albania) have been making soaring Progress, and I think that they should be ready, in a few Years, for the Candidate status".

    - "As far as the Western Balkans are concerned, .. nobody should be left outside" the EU, Slovenian's President concluded, ommitting to mention Turkey's controversial EU bid.

    - "This process may be seen as Slow, but..  Slovenia has also has also been exposed to various "Booms of Slowness" in our accession period. But now we can say that the process was relatively quick, because changes which occur after becoming EU member, are quite large, and they require proper Preparations before the (EU) membership becomes a new factor, an impacting line for a new (EU) member country".
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Slovenian statements made some participants from certain 3rd Countries as FYROM, etc. claim that "the Principle of EU Solidarity" would "produce a.. rising European Union Nationalism (sic !), against Non-EU Countries", as they said, asking unhappy foreign countries to form a "bloc" to exert pressure on the EU...    

But Croatian President Stjepan Mesic dismissed that, supporting "EU Integration", "after the Economy also in Political" issues, as "the achievement" of our times. In EU there is "diversity, but it's United", he stressed, "EU has to be United so that it can become a central factor of Peace" also at the surrounding areas, he replied.

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Speaking later exclusively to "EuroFora", the experienced twice President of Croatia, former President of the International "Non-Aligned" movement, denounced "Double Standards" in the way EU treats recently Croatia compared to Turkey :   

 - "I think that there shouldn't be Double Standards", stressed the Croatian President, in reply to a Question comparing the freeze of EU - Croatia talks, with the continuation of EU - Turkey talks, despite the fact that Croatia is an "unquestionably European country", while Turkey's EU bid is notoriously controversial.


    Mesic was reacting to the observation that, even if he confirmed his "respect of Refugees' Human Rights to return, etc. (See infra), nevertheless, EU talks are suspended with Croatia.. While for oher, controversial candidates, who refuse to respect Refugees' Rights to return, etc., as fex. Turkey does in occupied Cyprus and elsewhere, EU negotiations continue".

    - "I believe that Croatia's accession will confirm that all European Countries who fulfill all of the Conditions and achieve European Standards, have to join the EU. There shouldn't be any Double Standards", went on to add in reply President Mesic.

    In this relation, Croatia's President found "of paramount importance", CoE's "mechanisms enforcing ECHR's judgements"
    
    - "On Refugees and Displaced persons, the process will be completed only after the last person demanding to return will be allowed to do so !", President Mesic Croatia stressed earlier, setting a general standard of obvious importance also for otherr candidates, as f.ex. Turkey, often accused to exclude or heavily restrict Greek Cypriot Displaced persons' return to their Family Homes and ancestral land, provoke difficulties to Turkish-Kurd IDPs return to their home regions at the South-East, etc.

    Some "2.000 People are still reported Missing" in former Yugoslavia, for some Years, (as in Cyprus, modern Europe's oldest case, for 3 Decades. Nagorno-Karabach, Tcecnya in Russia, etc, more recently), and Investigations "will only be completed after establishing the fate of the last one of them", he added.
    
    Speaking earlier on "War Crimes", President Mesic stressed that "Leaders are responsible for (the) Wars (of the Past), not the People", and called against Impunity :  "Individuals have to be held Responsible for Crimes. International Penal Tribunals have to persecute those individuals", perpetrators of War Crimes, he underlined.

    Such statements naturally made Mesic rather popular at ECHR, whose President, French EuroJudge, Professor Jean-Paul Costa, looked particularly smiling when he welcomed him later on Wednesday afternoon, after Slovenian President Daniko Tuerk earlier this week.
           

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